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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Public servants be warned Fiji's got nothing on Canberra

Noel Towell  Fiji versus Canberra looks like a no-brainer for that public service career decision. But look a little closer.

Communication and Media Authority public servants to strike, target NBN roll out

The troubled national broadband network project is firmly in the sights of Communication and Media Authority public servants as they prepare to strike.

Noel Towell ACMA public servants the latest preparing for strike action, as Productivity Commission rejects pay offer.

Mathias Cormann must sign off on Immigration move from Belconnen

Noel Towell Belconnen traffic, takeaway food, child care and public servants' commute all to be examined.

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Australian Border Force hits back at CPSU claims of 'dangerous shortcuts'

The department insisted that it always had the Darwin incident under control and the union's claims were 'totally incorrect'.

Noel Towell Immigration Department lashes out at CPSU gun claim as "totally incorrect".

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Australian Border Force's 'dangerous shortcuts'

Turnbull does need, urgently, to stop the trench warfare over agency wage bargaining that has dragged on for some 15 months amid escalating bouts of industrial action across some 100 agencies.

Noel Towell Gun pulled at Darwin airport while Immigration manager looked on, union alleges.

Australian public service's $30 billion in secret deals

In 80 per cent of cases, the secrecy clauses were inappropriately applied or had been misreported.

Noel Towell Confidentiality clauses hiding billions in government spending from scrutiny.

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Public Service Minister Michaelia Cash: I'm willing to talk to unions about public service wages

Public Service Minister Michaelia Cash is willing to talk wages, but expects unions to behave responsibly.

Noel Towell Minister open to dialogue but warns unions against "provocative" campaigns.

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Public service managers are struggling to manage as APS goes through 'really big shift'

Noel Towell  Middle managers battling to cope with growing duties.

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Property sector warfare over relocation of Immigration from Belconnen

Noel Towell  Developer tackles minister on "the elephant in the room" as consultants go to war.

Machinery of government: how to survive a brutal public service MoGing

Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd.

Noel Towell Follow these tips during machinery of government (MoG) upheavals, and you'll soon be talking like a native.

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Federal Court deems ignorance no excuse for alleged public service racism

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Noel Towell Epic legal struggle sparked by alleged racist conduct against Indigenous grad set to go another round.

Sex, lies and frequent coarse language: public servants behaving badly

Case summaries of public servants who faced disciplinary action are part cautionary tales, part management guides.

Noel Towell Public servants gone wild: Merit Protection Commissioner publishes shame files.

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Tens of thousands of public servants prepare to walk off the job

The CPSU has called for Michaelia Cash and Malcolm Turnbull to rethink the government's bargaining policy.

Noel Towell Weapon of mass disruption: ten Federal departments prepare to strike on Thursday.

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DFAT public servants told their pay offer is 'the best deal in the APS'

DFAT managers say there is 'no downside' to the offer of a 4.5 per cent wage increase over three years.

Noel Towell "This is the best deal we know of in the APS," Foreign Affairs chiefs say. But not everyone agrees.

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Immigration staff reject Border Force pay deal with an emphatic 'no' vote


Noel Towell The public service workers' union says the overwhelming no vote for the Border Force pay deal sends a strong message to the government over its "draconian" wage policy.

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Australian Border Force prepares 'surge deployment' due to strike action

The Australian Border Force logo.

Noel Towell Border Force prepares "surge deployment" as widespread strike action by officials around Australia next week threatens to open up gaps in its operations.

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The new fit note could be a human rights abuse, the ACT government says

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Noel Towell Human rights breach? Not us, says Comcare.

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Commonwealth government's ageing workforce becoming a problem

More than 30 per cent of federal public servants are now over 50.

Noel Towell Young people are a threatened species in the APS, new figures show.

Fair Work Ombudsman, Australian Securities and Investment Commission vote no on wage offer


Noel Towell Union says no votes are two more "nails in the coffin" of the public sector bargaining policies, as more strikes loom.

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